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Assistant Professor, Clinical (Early Childhood through Secondary Education)

University of West Georgia
Job Location:
Carrollton, Georgia
Teacher Education - Elementary

Job ID: 236380

About Us

Welcome to one of the most dynamic universities in the nation.  UWG is ascendant, and we welcome you to join our community who dedicate ourselves to the mission of curating a first-choice university for all we serve.  We seek colleagues who share our commitment to student success, define distinction for our academic programs, and make an impact in their disciplinary field and beyond.

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Department Information

The Department of Early Childhood through Secondary Education works to develop reflective educators who positively affect the learning of school aged children.  Faculty are committed to enriching education through focused teaching, critical reflection, and scholarship across undergraduate and graduate programs.

Students in our programs seek to improve their knowledge, skills, and competencies related to effective teaching in grades PreK-12.  We prepare teacher candidates for initial certification and advanced degrees in their teaching field.

Job Summary

We invite outstanding candidates to apply for the position of Clinical Assistant Professor of Elementary and/or Middle Grades Teacher Education. The position is a full-time non-tenure track faculty position in the Department of Early Childhood through Secondary Education in the College of Education.   Our Elementary Education programs offer opportunities to work with undergraduate and graduate teacher candidates, as well as working closely on research and professional development projects. 

The College of Education at the University of West Georgia is one of the Southeast's largest and most respected Colleges of Education.  Locally connected and globally relevant, we prepare students for meaningful professional careers through innovation in teaching, leadership, and wellness.


Responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Elementary and/or Middle Grades Teacher Education (such as Instructional Strategies, Classroom Management, and Community-Based Education) with the opportunity to develop courses in an area of specialization; supervising teacher candidates in local schools; assisting in the coordination of supervision each semester; developing and maintaining an active scholarly agenda including collaboration with college colleagues; enhancing program, departmental, college, and university goals and objectives via service activities; and assisting in the establishment and maintenance of mutually beneficial partnerships with local schools and districts. 

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements:

  • Earned Master's degree in Elementary Education, Middle Grades Education, or closely related field

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in teaching in a K - 8 school setting
  • Ability and experience mentoring teacher candidates and/or new teachers in a classroom setting
  • Expertise in inclusive/collaborative settings
  • Experience with technology and online teaching in educational settings
  • Ability to maintain an active career balanced across the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service
Preferred Qualifications

Commitment to or experience with:

  • Specialist or Doctorate Degree in Elementary Education, Middle Grades Education, or closely related field
  • State or national certification/licensure in Elementary or Middle Grades Education
  • Teaching diverse student populations including ELL and at-risk students
  • Preparing teacher candidates for teacher certification exams
  • Delivering and developing online instruction
  • Working collaboratively with program colleagues to expand undergraduate and graduate curricula, using multiple delivery formats
  • Working collaboratively across disciplines at the department level
  • Working collaboratively with university/community partners
Proposed Salary

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications

Required Documents to Attach
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
Apply Before Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for best consideration, please submit your materials by January 14, 2022.

Conditions of Employment

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It is always the policy of the University of West Georgia Police Department to provide to the public an annual campus security report and comply with the federal law known as the Clery Act. 

Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position; the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) requires official transcripts upon official appointment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia's affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.

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